Sr. Director, Late Stage Oncology Medical Affairs and Clinical Development

Cambridge, MA, United States
Oct 11, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Join bluebird bio's (bbb) experienced and dedicated team to lead the medical affairs and late stage development of transformative gene/cell therapies for oncology. We are seeking an experienced, talented, independent, and motivated oncology expert to lead oncology medical affairs and late stage clinical development (phase 3 and 4) at bluebird bio and report into the SVP Global Medical Affairs. This pivotal role will provide oncology technical expertise, and executive leadership skills to support, advance and expand bluebird's pipeline, including first-in-class CAR-Ts.

You will work closely with early development and research in the selection and advancement of research candidates and collaborate with Business Development to evaluate potential external oncology opportunities for bluebird bio. This is an ideal opportunity for an industry experienced drug developer or medical affairs professional or for an oncologist who is interested in transferring to industry to work on CARTs, giving you the chance to expand on your technical expertise and to work simultaneously in medical affairs and clinical development. This provides a unique chance to become a pioneer in the field of clinical gene/cell therapy, accelerate the revolution in cellular immunotherapy, and to take on a major leadership role in a rapidly growing organization.

About the role:
  • Lead Oncology Late-Stage (phase 3 and 4) Clinical Development as well as Medical Affairs activity for bluebird bio
  • Represent bluebird bio clinical development and medical affairs within alliances with partners
  • Partner with the business development team to evaluate novel targets and platforms in the immuno-oncology space;
  • Be responsible for medical affairs deliverables including ad boards, presence at congresses, interaction with KOLs, medical documents
  • Represent bluebird at oncology scientific meetings
  • Develop and maintain relationships and serve as the main medical liaison with key opinion leaders and PIs
  • Manage, mentor and build the Oncology Medical Affairs team to meet the needs of the organization;
  • Organize and present at relevant clinical advisory boards, DMC's and medical/scientific meetings;
  • Support R&D management and the commercial team with input on clinical issues related to our commercial plan, and support the business development process by providing medical expertise for in- or out-licensing, partnering and acquisition activities;
  • Travel, as needed, nationally and internationally

About you:
  • MD with Board Certification in Oncology or comparable training, and recognized expert within his/her field, deep understanding and experience with Multiple Myeloma a big plus
  • 5+ years of relevant clinical oncology experience in industry or academia
  • Good understanding of Phase 1-4 drug development with proven ability to communicate clinical/scientific data, and generate clinical/scientific documents
  • A demonstrated track record of success in your field, the capacity to lead with minimal supervision, plan strategically, achieve goals on time, and communicate effectively
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to meet the needs of varied audiences
  • Strong interpersonal skills commensurate with the need to work closely with partners, investigators, contractors, consultants, and team members across functions
  • Knowledge of FDA/EMA requirements, and pharmaceutical clinical development
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and strategic planning skills
  • Well organized with strong management, leadership, mentoring and motivational skills
  • Ability to work independently and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Attention to detail, demand for high-quality work, and sense of passion and urgency to achieve goals and improve the lives of patients
  • b ready to embrace the principles of the bluebird bio culture: b colorful, b cooperative, and b yourself